James BEATSON [469]
Elizabeth LAWRIE [471]
John GRAY [472]
Elspeth MITCHELL [476]
James BEATSON [175]
Janet Suttie "Jessie" GRAY [176]
Robert "Bob" BEATSON [4959]


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Isabella "Isa" McFarlane McBAIN [4960]

Robert "Bob" BEATSON [4959]

  • Born: 5 Feb 1903, Kinghorn, Fife 2
  • Marriage: Isabella "Isa" McFarlane McBAIN [4960] on 4 Jun 1926 at 1, Burt Avenue, Kinghorn, Fife 1
  • Died: 31 Dec 1985, Cameron Hospital, Windygates, Leven, FIF, Scotland aged 82 2

  General Notes:

(from grandson, Charles Gibb)
Robert Beatson was a Boiler Maker and worked for the railway designing and building steam boilers. He left school to support the family at age 13 even though he was the Dux of his school in Glasgow. He also was a member of the Boiler Makers' Union and served in various positions for 40 years of continuous service. He fell in his kitchen at 1 Baliol Street, Kinghorn and was unable to get up for three days. One of the neighbors checked in and found him and he was hospitalized. He was recovering well but contracted influenza in hospital and died as a result.
Robert (Bob) Beatson and Isabella (Isa) Beatson lived at 24 Baliol Street until 1980 and then moved in to 1 Baliol Street. Isa was pretty much house bound for the last two years of her life because of an injured back so this location close to Kinghorn High Street was easier for shopping etc.

  Noted events:

Robert worked as a shipyard riveter.

1926: Robert was married from 23, Birrell's Wynd, Kinghorn, Fife (not the family home - perhaps Robert was in lodgings).

1943: registered mother's death, Kinghorn, Fife. 3

1944-1985: he resided at 1, Baliol Street, Kinghorn, Fife. 4

Robert married Isabella "Isa" McFarlane McBAIN [4960] [MRIN: 1477], daughter of Andrew McBAIN [4963] and Margaret MACFARLANE [4964], on 4 Jun 1926 at 1, Burt Avenue, Kinghorn, Fife.1 (Isabella "Isa" McFarlane McBAIN [4960] was born on 24 May 1904 in Kirkcaldy, FIF, Scotland and died on 25 Apr 1982 in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, FIF, Scotland 5.)


1 Kinghorn Marriages 1926 437/03 (Robert Beatson and Isabella McBain).
4th June 1926 at 1 Burt Avenue, Kinghorn after Established Church Banns
ROBERT BEATSON riveter, bachelor age 23
23 Birrell's Wynd, Kinghorn
parents James Beatson; Janet Suttie Beatson ms Gray
ISABELLA McFARLANE McBAIN weaver spinster age 22
22 spinster, weaver, 296 Links Street, Kirkcaldy
parents Andrew McBain linoleum worker, Margaret McFarlane.
[rushed transcript, may be inaccurate]

2 Kirkcaldy Deaths 1986 421/08. details noted

3 Kinghorn Deaths 1943 439/19.
JANET BEATSON 77 widow of James Beatson, rivetter
died 18th April 1943 at 24 Baliol Street, Kinghorn
parents John Gray coalminer deceased; Elspeth Gray ms Mitchell, deceased
arteriosclerosis, cerebral haemorrhage; informant R. Beatson son present.

4 Kinghorn Deaths 1944 439/30 image (Elizabeth Hutchinson).
ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON 29 married to Louis Hutchinson, engineers fitter (L. Bdr. Royal Artill.)
died 30 June 1944 at 24 Baliol Street, Kinghorn
parents William Morwood rivetter deceased; Elizabeth Morwood ms McFarlane deceased
informant Robert Beatson occupier present.

5 Kinghorn Deaths 1982 439/??. details noted

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